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Ways to Enjoy Sex While Helping Your Back

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Updated October 12, 2007

Because of your back, you may find yourself in the position of having to accept the impossibility of being vigorous during sexual activity. For some people, having back pain even means they can no longer have intercourse. A good strategy to keep enjoying sex despite back pain is to choose sensuality over sexuality. This can be accomplished by trying new activities and being open to new experiences.

1. Set the Mood with Healing Music

Music is a great way to set the mood. But did you know that music is also a pain management technique? Research has shown that music is almost as good at relieving pain as medication. Put on some favorite tunes to get going on sensuality over sexuality, and set an atmosphere of romance.

2. Massage Your Partner

Come on, now, fess up. Haven't you ever given someone you were interested in a massage? Neck and back massages worked in the flirting stage to let a person know you were interested. You can try them during sexual activity, too.

3. Do Yoga Together

Doing yoga can help you and your partner grow closer physically, emotionally and spiritually by working together on injury healing and managing pain. Doing yoga for back pain may also give you the language you need for communicating with one another about what hurts and what doesn't. And yoga can help you find new positions you may never have even thought of before the onset of your back pain.

4. Learn About Anatomy

It just so happens that the pelvis, which houses the sexual organs, is also the foundation for balance throughout the spine. You and your partner might want to learn the anatomy of the pelvis together, and learn about the subtle but powerful influence the it has over the health of your spine.

5. Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles are the ones on the bottom of your pelvis. They are an important part of creating good posture and healthy back muscles. Pelvic floor muscles also work during sexual activity and orgasm. The stronger the pelvic floor muscles are, the more enhanced sexual activity becomes. Doing exercises to strengthen them is easy and takes little time out of your day, and can be good for your back.
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